The journalist and broadcaster recounts his time reporting from Gaza, and draws attention to the innocent lives lost during the conflict Telegraph  27 Jul 2014 Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow has spoken about his recent visit to Gaza, where he witnessed the harsh realities for many of the Palestinian children living in the strip. Subscribe […]

Reminder for those in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Protest: Don’t Deport Refugee Children | Protesta contra deportacion de los niños refugiados Thursday July 31 at 5:00pm Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis To sign a petition calling for President Obama to provide legal counsel to all children facing deportation, click here. By Lia G. Melikian  Customs and Border […]

Congo is the scene of one of the greatest man-made disasters of our lifetimes. Two successive wars have killed more than five million people since 1996.   By Anjan Sundaram  SundayReview | OPINION  New York Times July 25, 2014 The Democratic Republic of Congo, 2002. Two wars since 1996 have killed more than five million people. […]

 “At this stage, there’s no doubt that climate change is real, that it’s being caused by our activity, that it’s harming the planet and affecting our livelihood…”     This March 13, 2014 file photo shows cracks in the dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, Calif.  CREDIT: AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ By […]

As an inquiry into the complex subject of international terrorism, the 9/11 Commission’s 10th anniversary reprise is a slipshod farrago of circular argumentation, faulty reasoning and naïve gullibility about the claims of senior officials – but it does serve official Washington’s purpose. By Mike Lofgren, Truthout | Op-Ed  truthout.org   29 July 2014 The cover of […]

A member of the Israeli group ‘Breaking the Silence’ has published accounts of Israeli soldiers being authorized by their commanders to carry out revenge attacks against civilians in the Gaza Strip “to enable the soldiers to take out their frustrations and pain at losing their fellow soldiers”.  by Celine Hagbard  IMEMC News  July 29, 2014 […]

The facts are now clear: the Pentagon’s push to use counterinsurgency tactics against drug traffickers is giving Mexican armed forces the leeway to operate in the airspace above U.S. territory. By Douglas Lucas   WhoWhatWhy.com   Jul 16, 2014  Blurred Lines: A Mexican military chopper in U.S. airspace, photographed by Texas park rangers. Courtesy of WikiLeaks […]

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Philip Holloway, a former military attorney, and Coleen Rowley, a retired FBI agent and whistleblower, discuss Snowden Al Jazeera America  July 27, 2014 Watch the video here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise […]

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This is the interview by Jon Snow that Jeremy Scahill refers to in his commentary on U.S. media coverage of Gaza: ▶ JEREMY SCAHILL ON U.S. MEDIA COVERAGE OF ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT: ‘WE’VE HIT ALL-TIME LOWS’ Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]

There’s a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts. By David Swanson  WarIsACrime.org  July 28, 2014 The movie’s website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones I saw a screening of this film back in November at the drone summit in DC. It’s wonderful. I was […]

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 In the morally skewed universe that the Times editorial board evidently inhabits and eagerly promulgates, Hamas intends to “terrorize” Israeli citizens while Israel merely intends to accomplish military objectives by dropping thousands of tons of bombs on Palestinian people in Gaza. By NormanSolomon  Daily Kos  July 23, 2014 [This post was co-written by Abba Solomon, the […]

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Published on Jul 24, 2014 The rise of the Anti Israeli Assault on Gaza movement. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times […]

Violence, even when employed in self-defense, is a curse. It empowers the ruthless and punishes the innocent. It leaves in its aftermath horrific emotional and physical scars. At what point do the numbers of dead and wounded justify self-defense? 5,000? 10,000? 20,000? At what point do Palestinians have the elemental right to protect their families […]

Binney explained: “At least 80 percent of fiber-optic cables globally go via the U.S. This is no accident and allows the U.S. to view all communication coming in. At least 80 percent of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the U.S. The NSA lies about what it stores.” by Norman Solomon  Common […]

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The Obama Administration tried to keep secret the expansion of their terrorism watchlist system where “concrete facts” or “irrefutable evidence” isn’t needed to deem someone a terrorist. We’ll talk with the Intercept reporters who have the document. Huffington Post  Originally aired on July 23, 2014 Watch the video here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up […]

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 But there will always be shootings. I could write gun reports until the end of my natural life, and given the apathy in Congress, the sheer volume will never diminish. By Jennifer Mascia  TheRawStory.com  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 A year and a half ago, after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., […]

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By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux  The Intercept  23 Jul 2014 The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The […]

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 “You don’t see this on American television.” Watch the video here. HuffPost Live  | By Chris Branch  Posted: 07/24/2014 11:04 am EDT Updated: 07/24/2014 11:59 am EDT Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlist database. During the interview, host Alyona […]

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